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why does your skin darken during dialysis

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Chemistry: Very common among people with kidney failure. Don't worry about it.
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Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
11 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Urochromes and : Middle molecules. These are substances that normally are filtered out by your kidney but not by the dialysis machine.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Dialysis: Darkening of the skin in dialysis patients is thought to be due to sun exposure and the build up certain chemicals in the body die to renal failure.
Dr. Donald Steinmuller
32 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Increased pigment: Kidney failure often causes increased pigmentation similar to tanning. The mechanism may be related to molecules and toxins that build up and are inc ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: Darkening skin my occur in some patients of ESRD with or without dialysis resulting from poor excretion of the metabolites of melanin leading to highe ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Dark skin: The darkening of the skin from dialysis is thought to be due to chemicals that build up in the skin from kidney insufficiency. There isn't much to do ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Margaryan
22 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Dialysis: In general dialysis patients do complain of dry, darker skin, itching, etc. However one should keep in mind that these are complications of severe kid ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
44 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Don't Know: I have reasearched your question and have no good answer. Others have asked the same question and have not found a good answer. However, my suggesti ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Sallow complexion: Dialysis shouldn't change the color of one's skin. As patient's approach needing dialysis, the skin can turn a non-shiny yellow/brown, which is cal ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Sallow complexion: Dialysis shouldn't change the color of one's skin. As patients approach needing dialysis, the skin can turn a non-shiny yellow/brown, which is cal ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: If you mean the site of the needle puncture, it could be a hematoma, blood under skin, which can change colour.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Sallow complexion: Dialysis shouldn't change the color of one's skin. As patients approach needing dialysis, the skin can turn a non-shiny yellow/brown, which is ca ... Read More

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